Homemade Serradura (Portuguese sawdust pudding) is the easiest yet taste-wise, impressive dessert! It will definitely be the perfect end to any meal.
Portuguese Serradura dessert
To those who are not familiar with the Portuguese cuisine, the word Sarradura may not sound very attractive. In fact, it is a delicious, creamy and airy dessert and one of the easiest puddings to make. Sarradura originates from Macau and is also known as Macau pudding or a sawdust pudding because sarradura is a Portuguese word for sawdust. It refers to the way biscuits look in the dessert – they are crushed into the fine crumbs or dust. The whole dessert is nothing more than a combination of layers of whipped cream and a biscuit.
Although nowadays there are many different variations of the dessert’s flavors, like Oreo, chocolate, berries etc., originally, serradura was made of the tea biscuits, or Marie biscuits. Serradura is super easy to make and requires only a few ingredients most of which are surely in your pantry. And if you can whip the cream and crush the biscuits, there’s nothing more difficult in making this dessert. The whole process won’t take more than ten minutes. Most of the people love it for its simplicity and delicious taste. It is a chilled dessert, just a perfect treat for a summer day and the best way to impress your guest!
You will need simple ingredients to make this Portuguese dessert.
- Leibniz butter biscuits/ Marie biscuits
- Whipping cream
- Condensed milk
- Vanilla extract
- Pistachio nuts and almond nuts- use any nuts of your choice.
- Mint leaves
How to make serradura
When making serradura, the key thing is to choose all the ingredients properly. For traditional version use Marie biscuits and crush them finely, preferably in a food processor. The better they are crushed the airier dessert you get. Also, whip the cream to the stiff peaks, but don’t over-mix with condensed milk, otherwise you’ll get sweetened butter. When laying serradura into the glass don’t make the biscuit layer too thick, ensuring that your dessert is silky and not dry. Serve cold and enjoy the little glass of heaven!
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